Ameritas Announces Groundbreaking for New Forest Park Office Building

June 27, 2013//Cincinnati, Ohio//Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. (Ameritas) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a new office space on its Forest Park campus located at 1876 Waycross Road on Monday, July 1, at 1:30 p.m. Construction is expected to be completed in the spring of 2014. The new building will be a nearly 70,000-square-foot facility. The 1880 Waycross building is being renovated as well. At completion, Ameritas associates will be located in both office spaces.

Steve Valerius, president of Ameritas individual division, commented, “We are breaking ground on much more than new construction. We are celebrating an amazing history of caring associates who have a commitment to fulfilling life. We are building our future and look forward to a long partnership with the Forest Park community.”

Through its subsidiary The Union Central Life Insurance Company, Ameritas has been part of the Forest Park community for nearly 50 years. In May, Ameritas Investment Partners moved from its downtown Cincinnati location to the Forest Park office space. Ameritas employs nearly 2,300 people nationwide, with approximately 650 associates in the Forest Park location.

JoAnn Martin, chair, president and chief executive officer – Ameritas, commented, “Ameritas is excited about this opportunity to consolidate our associates from throughout the Cincinnati metro area into new and modernized facilities. With this renewed commitment to Forest Park, we look forward to building upon our tradition of local community involvement and support.”

Invited guests for the groundbreaking event include Forest Park Mayor Charles Johnson, Nancy Goins – president of Forest Park Chamber of Commerce, Forest Park City Council members, Bill Toebben of Toebben Companies (the construction company) and Jim Kaiser of PCA Architects.


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Ameritas—Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. of New York, Acacia Life Insurance Company, The Union Central Life Insurance Company and affiliated companies—offers a wide range of insurance and financial products and services to individuals, families and businesses. These products and services include life insurance; annuities; individual disability income insurance; group dental, vision and hearing care insurance; retirement plans; investments; mutual funds; asset management and public finance. Securities offered through affiliate Ameritas Investment Corp., member FINRA/SIPC. For more information, visit

Scott Stuckey, vice president – corporate communications